26 May 2013

PETALING JAYA, May 25 — Thousands are crowding the Dataran Petaling Jaya field here to rally against alleged electoral fraud in the May 5 general elections, part of the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) roadshow that began two weeks ago.

Despite police's remarks that the gathering was illegal, the crowd turned up clad in black to symbolise their protest.

Mobile food stalls on the edge of the field did a brisk trade, catering to the crowd listening to a number of speakers who began from late evening. Among those scheduled to appear are opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang.

Four of the speakers tonight will be making their first public speeches after being investigated recently under the Sedition Act 1948 for their allegedly seditious remarks on the polls results.

Three of them — PKR's Chua Tian Chang, PAS's Tamrin Ghafar, activist Haris Ibrahim — were released from the police lock-up yesterday after a magistrate refused an application to extend their remand.

The last of the four — student leader Adam Adli — was charged under the Sedition Act on Thursday after his arrest last Saturday, but has since been released on bail.



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